During World War 2 many of these simply constructed cars were used by trains haul our military personnel.
Falls - June 1982
...........Over the years many folks joined the HVSRy. Some of these folks owned their own equipment. The Aspen Falls was an ex-PC sleeper then owned by Dick Noble.
Car #11 - new Expanded photo essay
#90200 painted in
Steam Era colors (actually
. This caboose was owned by retired C&O Superintendent John O. Riddle. It was renumbered 90200 to match the number of his father's caboose once used in the Ashland Ky. area. Built in 1949 by American Car & Foundry these 100 (#90200-90299) represented the C&O's first standard type of steel cabooses.
Recently sold, this caboose now sets along Highway#33 at Sugar Grove Ohio (south of Lancaster) as #90211.
Passing through the HVSRy briefly in May 2004 was ex-N&W #555542, which was already purchase by the village of Murray City.
#33 ex-LS&I Baldwin 2-8-0
. Restored over several years in the 1960's #33 set in a Columbus Ohio railroad yard until trackage became available in Nelsonville in 1972. This is the original locomotive of the HVSRy. The famous Baldwin Locomotive Works built several of these big freight engines in 1916 for the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad which hauled iron ore in upper Michigan.
Update: This locomotive was traded to the Ohio Central Railroad and was restored to operating condition. The engine had not operated since 1996 and needed extensive boiler rebuilding that the HV simply couldn't afford nor perform. Sad as it was to see #33 depart Nelsonville, at least it runs again! It left Nelsonville on Sept.22, 2003.
See a video clip of it departure on the HV Video Web Page